I was never much of a one for sweet things until I gave up smoking (a decade ago? I wonder how long it was. No idea now.) and then I suddenly developed something of a sweet tooth. Not good for my waistline, but hey ho, at least my lungs were grateful.
I do try not to over-indulge in calorie-laden sweet treats, but the beauty of these is that a small square is always enough. Although they’re rich (yes, I’m looking at you, Nestle’s Milk!), the lemon juice and passionfruit give them a lovely sharp bite, and they’re a big hit with everybody who’s tried them.
So here’s the recipe, if you fancy giving them a go.
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 cup dessicated coconut
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 100g melted butter (I use Stork, it works fine)
- 1 can of condensed milk (takes me back to my childhood) approx 400g.
- Juice of one lemon
- 3 passionfruit – insides scooped out
1. Mix flour, sugar, coconut and melted butter together.
2. Press into a tin and bake at 180C for approx 10 mins or until golden brown.
3. Mix together rest of ingredients, pour on top of base, and cook for another 15 mins approx, or until it’s just firm to the touch.
4. Cut into little squares.
5. Eat. Yum.
Super easy, too. My kinda baking.